Institute For Environmental Studies


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Course announcement ENVR 675 Spring 18


Jason Hunt seminar December 2017

10th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference

IES continues to be a proud cosponsor of the Upper Mississippi River Conference - a unique venue where stakeholders from federal, state, and local government, non-governmental organizations, academics, and the private sector gather to discuss contemporary issues that impact the sustainable use of the Upper Mississippi River and its environs.  If you're interested in learning more, conference materials are available at

"Hydro Potential on the Mississippi River" conference held at Western Illinois University's Quad Cities Campus; July 18, 2017

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The hydropower workshop organized by River Action was a productive venue for stakeholders to examine America’s first renewable energy source – water. Speaker presentations and links to hydropower stakeholders are available here.  For those who are interested in more detailed information, click here to download the conference whitepaper developed and provided by WIU's Institute for Environmental Studies.

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